Waiting for another friend to come home…

We had a crazy fun weekend…full of so much action that nothing was caught on camera…EXCEPT some very important things that just had to be snapped in some fashion on my iPhone.

Isaac insisted on going over to Mrs.Kimberly’s house to the Chalk family adoption yard sale…he said he needed to do anything and everything to bring his little buddy/buddies home from Ethiopia (they are on both the boy and sibling list)

Here’s ITY with Mrs.Kimberly…they have been waiting officially on the list since January–but Isaac here…he’s known about their adoption for some time and he has been waiting awhile. I can’t WAIT for their airport homecoming…move out of the way folks–cause Isaac is going to knock some folk over to give his boy/s a high five!

Here the kids are making their final purchases…

Isaac got a car. Laney got a doll that floats in the tub…and momma got something for the doll house. I’ve almost done with what I started…just a few finishing touches and then I’ll share. Let’s just say that this doll bed for 25 cents was transformed into a doll bed fit for a princess. Here is a “before” picture…the “after” to come tomorrow when I have recovered from my spray paint high;).

I’ll end saying this. Kids are so easy to please! At least mine are. I mean–I have decided we need to be yard sale people. Take your kids to Target and they leave whining because momma wouldn’t buy them some new fancy toy. BUT take ‘em to a yard sale–and they get to take their money and buy just about anything out there. Okay, not sure that is really teaching them anything–but it sure is nice to leave with happy kids:).

And speaking of simplicity–they play in tents in the backyard for HOURS. I realized I was missing some screens. I asked P-man about this, and he informed me, “MOM, EVERY teepee needs a screen.” SO, in case you didn’t know…this is the NEW thing in teepees;)

Last but not least–from the mouths of babes…

We pulled up to P-mans baseball game on Saturday–and it was just me, Loo-bear and ITY as P-man and Frankie baby had ridden with Rich. We parked and I just had a moment sitting there for a second (you know…before stepping out into ball field craziness and chasing baby fun). I heard her sweet little voice in the back of the van…

Mama, you know we are just like caterpillars don’t you?

Oh sweet girl. WHO is just like caterpillars?

We are mama. Us. People. God made caterpillars and people alike.

(Oh bless her heart–I thought.) You think so? How in the world do you think we are like caterpillars?

Just like the caterpillar Mama, we also become a new creation. You know–with God. We are changed like caterpillars–a new creation.

Yes, sweet baby girl. You are right. Thank you for reminding me. We, indeed, are just like caterpillars. When we ask Christ to be the Lord of our life–the old is put away and we are bran new. To fly–and be the beautiful creatures He made us to be.

Galations 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

2 Corinthians 5:15-17 “And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

May 1, 2011 - 7:43 am

Kim - Love it! Cannot wait to see ITY high fivin is friend at the homecoming. Gotta get some of those tee pees when we return to the States. And you know how I feel about butterflies. God has used them in so many ways in my life to reveal Himself. Love & Blessings from Hong Kong, Kim

May 1, 2011 - 9:51 am

Catherine Besk - Thanks for the beautiful reminder Laney!

May 1, 2011 - 7:55 pm

Dawn - Your kids are cute & smart :) BONUS DEAL!!! Loved the wonderful lesson from babes!!! My kids teach me soo very very much!

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